Quirky – but Amazingly Brilliant – Wildlife Colouring Book from artist Sarah Lovell

SAMSUNG CSCA pet hate of mine has always been colouring books. I know, I know, it’s irrational and stupid. It’s not that I don’t like them – quite the opposite. I LOVE a good coluring book – it’s the lack of a *good* one that gets on my nerves so much. When the boys were younger they were never all that fussed about colouring, but now I have a daughter who’s colouring mad, I regularly revisit the Wrath of The Colouring Book.

They’re ALWAYS in icky rough sugar paper which makes me teeth go nyan-nyan-nyan (curl your lips back and say it, you’ll soon get what I mean). The pictures are either ridiculously complicated for a young child, or far too simple. And they’re usually images that have been regurgitated in colouring books for the last 40 years. Teddy bears driving cars, I’m looking at you.

So when Sarah Lovell offered to send me her new colouring book to review, I leaped at the chance. A brand new colouring book full of the British Wildlife Pink loves? That’ll do.

dormouse wildlife colouring book

Mr Dormouse, just hanging in there

When it arrived, I loved it instantly – it has the look and feel of an old school exercise book. And the paper inside? Smo-o-o-ooth and crisp and lovely. Huzzah!

But it wasn’t me that had to love it – Pink the 6yr old had to as well.

And she really did.

wildlife colouring book hare

The animals were detailed enough to look ‘real’ to her, and yet simple enough to allow them to be coloured in. The small nuggets of interesting facts about each creature were really nice too – she’s absorbed them all (and I certainly never knew that a group of hares is called a drove).

The hand-stamped look of the text not only meant they were easy to read for an early reader, she felt as though the book had been made especially for her. It didn’t feel ‘shop bought’, it felt unique and ‘hers’.

wildlife colouring book hedgehog

My personal favourite – the rainbow hedgehog

The British Wildlife Colouring Book can be bought direct from Sarah Lovell‘s site – it would make a fabulous stocking filler at only £4, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.



Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. I just bought one for a Christmas gift! What a cool find! Thanks!

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